THE CONGRESS: 92% of the Loaf

The Administration's foreign-aid bill got through the Senate last week, but not without a bruise.

Crying economy, some Republicans had hacked away at the program's main trunk —funds for ECA. Most Senators agreed with ECAdministrator Paul Hoffman that the foreign aid was not charity but self-protection; the difficulty was that Europe, being in no one's constituency, had to be debated on its own merits alone. Missouri's James Kem wanted to slash off $1 billion. Ohio's Taft offered an amendment to knock off $500 million, about 16½% of the total. He would favor cutting "every reducible appropriation," foreign & domestic, Taft...